Really not as bad as you think it will be. While I admit that I'm more desensitized than some, I should point out that none of the real violence occurs on screen. None. Aside from a slap across the face and a couple hits to a leg, it's all in your head. Which is, I guess, its own kind of punishment.Seriously, though, it's pretty terrifying, and the dog dies. Don't see it unless you're writing a freshman-level paper on violence in the media. Click here for the review.